The Dakota Native American Tribe
By: Carissa Schaub
What did they make their tools out of?
The main animal that the Dakota tribe hunted were buffalo because they were resourceful. They didn’t waste anything. They used the horns of the buffalo to make utensils like forks, spoons, cups, and toys. The bones of the buffalo were used to make weapons like arrow heads and hide scrapers. The tail of the buffalo was used for whips, and the stomach and intestines were used for carrying water.
Traditional religious beliefs center around Wakan Tanka, their god and creator of all things.
They were a very spiritual group and believed that all things have spirits.
- The Sun Dance, also known as the Offerings Lodge ceremonial, is one of the seven sacred ceremonials.